Consultant | Speaker | Digital Transformation | Knowledge Management
Profile Foster digital transformation and collaborative innovation, to enhance the value of knowledge
For 20 years, I have been putting in place working methods and tools that enable employees to work better together and to make the most of their knowledge.
Technology makes it easier for employees to interact with each other, but if these interactions are to produce value, appropriate management methods are needed. I help organisations to improve communication and information sharing, without restricting them, in order to cultivate innovation and productivity gains.
I am bringing my experience and contacts to bring added value in digital transformation and international projects.
Knowledge Management Change Management International project management Business Process Analysis IT Program Management Community leadership Consulting Sales of service
Strategy Training Speaker Office 365 Statistical analysis & surveys R & HTML programming KCS methodology Arcateg
TM methodology Soft Skills
Empathy Communication Creativity Entrepreneurial Spirit
Curiosity Team Spirit Problem solving
Professional Experience Amallte (
A), France Since December 2018
Founder & CEO. Digital Transformation & Knowledge Management
Currently leading a consulting engagement to help a public organisation design its Community Management program.
Currently leading a consulting engagement to help a company improve its digital maturity and collaboration culture.
Recently ended a digital workplace project in a multinational, aiming at improving efficiency through tailored usages of Microsoft Office 365.
Co-authoring a book on communities with practitioners and researchers, to be published this year.
KEDGE Business School, CNAM, Sorbonne University, SKEMA BS, France
Since January 2016
Trainer at Master level and continuing education, in classroom and remotely, using collaborative teaching methods, remote group facilitation and reverse classroom.
Topics covered: Knowledge management, communities of practice, virtual team collaboration.
Schneider Electric (
SE), France December 2009 - September 2018
Director - Knowledge Management Office Led the knowledge management and social collaboration strategy. Designed and managed the program of communities of practices, with after 6 years of growth federated 180+ communities with 20000 members, interacting daily on our enterprise social collaboration platform. This program received the "Connect People" Gold Trophy in 2015 from the CEO.
Led the Schneider internal Wikipedia, with 7000 articles and 1500 contributors. Coached several global knowledge management projects, about lessons learned in projects. Supported local KM initiatives, promoted their re-use and expansion globally. Delivered performance management trainings to managers. Co-authored research papers with universities. Led a well-being initiative during 2 years.
Winner of the 2017 European MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) Award organized by Teleos and the Know Network. Finalist of the 2017 KM Reality Award organized by KMWorld. Two books published in 2017 describe the Schneider Electric communities of practice through the Communities@Work program.
France 2007- November 2009
Collaboration Business Program
Managed the Pilot of the Collaboration project, aimed at instilling the collaboration culture and provide the environment to
efficiently team up internally and externally. Change management and deployment of best practices were the main focus. The pilot was deployed to 2300 users located in about 10 locations in 4 countries, on the latest Microsoft 2007 technologies. This project received the "Performed by Schlumberger" Silver Award in 2010 from the CEO.
2003 - 2007
Portal & Search Business Project Manager.
Schlumberger to successfully capture and re-use business-driven
knowledge, through content management tools and processes, embedded within the
corporate intranet portal, search and online translation.
Co-designed and managed the Schlumberger Wikipedia, which received the "IT Innovation" Gold Award in 2007 from the CIO.
Initiated and managed the CRONOS Records Management Pilot, aimed at designing good Records Management practices in Schlumberger
2002 - 2003
Enterprise Business Process and
KM Manager at SchlumbergerSema.
Created and lead the bid management community of practice (CoP) that reached 500+ members worldwide. Managed a team that designed the global Project Accounting processes and rules for the consulting business of SchlumbergerSema (which was divested to Atos the same year).
1997 - 2002
Technical Documentation Project
Designed and managed the worldwide deployment of the corporate Technical Document Management System used to produce XML-based
technical documentation for the tools used by the field engineers. This project received the "Performed by Schlumberger" Bronze Award in 2002 from the CEO.
Designed and deployed the SGML authoring environment that was used to publish the Schlumberger-specific SAP user help-on-line. Supervised the authoring of the Help-on-line by 10 technical writers..
Certificate in Team Coaching
Marketing - McGill University (Canada)
Masters of Sciences, Applied
Mathematics - Ecole
Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada).
Thesis: Navigation of an autonomous mobile vehicule in a mine.
Masters of Sciences, Robotics, and Automation Engineering - ESIEE engineering school (France)
Many MOOCs and internal training
Certifications, Affiliations, Volunteering
Business, economics, technology, science, science-fiction, architecture, gardening, do-it-yourself, cooking,
photography, art. Sport: Swimming, mountain bike
Presentations - Publications - Contributions - Video
MANY MORE ARTICLES on the AMALLTE web site since April 2020
Afraid of engagement? Towards an understanding of engagement in virtual communities of practice, published in , 07 April 2020 Knowledge Management Research & Practice Travailler au-delà des frontières – La collaboration dans les équipes virtuelles
(Video). Conférence devant 500 étudiants de SKEMA BS, janvier 2020 VIDEO
La communauté, collectif de confiance mutuelle indispensable au partage et à la gestion en commun des savoirs, à la journée d’étude du CNAM-INTD , 17 octobre 2019. "Comment aborder une démarche Knowledge Management ?"
Measuring the value of communities: a Schneider Electric case study, at , 16 April 2019. SIKM Leaders Community Audio recording (60 min)
Les communautés de pratiques – Maillon essentiel de la stratégie KM de l’entreprise (Communities of practice - An essential part of a company's KM strategy ), at , Diderot University, Paris, France, 1 February 2019. 7th International Conference on Technical Communication: Transforming Knowledge Audio recording (26 min)
Comment connecter la fonction learning au plus proche des enjeux business et d’excellence industrielle? (How to connect the learning function as closely as possible to the business and industrial excellence challenges?), table ronde / round table at , Paris, France, 6 December 2018. LTD Conference
Les communautés de pratique et innovation (Communities of practice and innovation), table ronde / round table at , BETA, Strasbourg, France, 8-9 November 2018. 4ème Séminaire du Knowledge Communities Observatory (KCO)
Se Transformer sans Collaborer, est-ce possible ? (Is it possible to Transform without Collaborating?), interview by Cecile Rayssiguier, Paris, 7 April 2018
Future of work - La révolution numérique (Video). Interview by BFM TV, Avril 2018 VIDEO
Assurer le partage des savoirs et le transfert de compétences (Ensure knowledge sharing and skills transfer), table ronde / round table at , Paris, France, 7 December 2017. LTD Conference
Social Learning and Learning Communities (Social learning et communautés d'apprentissage) (PDF), at , Paris, 14-15 November 2017 Les Rencontres du eLearning et de la Formation Mixte
Cohabitation harmonieuse entre Teams et Yammer chez Schneider Electric (PDF) published in , 20 October 2017 Collaboratif-info.
Entre structuration des connaissances et socialisation des pratiques, comment faire évoluer les modes de gestion des connaissances et garantir leur efficacité ? (PDF), at , Paris, 10 October 2017 ANVIE
Schneider Electric, retour sur l'usage des outils collaboratifs dans une approche de Knowledge Management globalisée (PDF), at , Paris, 03 October 2017 Microsoft Experiences 17
Next-generation Communities of Practice: Schneider Electric SE Case Study. This 23-page case study details how Schneider Electric built an enterprise community management program and quickly established a large number of thriving communities in order to bolster online collaboration across its global workforce. APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center), June 2017
Les communautés d'innovation (Innovation Communities). Chapter 8 of the book describes the steering of the Schneider Electric communities of practice through the Communities@Work program. June 2017. Extracts of the book (PDF).
Communautés de pratique et management de la formation (Communities of Practice and the Management of Learning). Chapter 9 of the book describes the framework of the Schneider Electric communities of practice. June 2017. Flyer (PDF).
Le programme Communities@Work pour piloter les communautés de pratique (Steering Communities of Practice through the Communities@Work program (PDF), at , Toulon, France, 12-13 June 2017 Knowledge Communities Observatory (KCO)
Encourage the adoption of the Social Professional Network through the communities (PDF), at , Berlin, Germany, 27-28 April 2017 Intra.Net Reloaded
What is the secret of the vitality of the communities of Schneider Electric? (Video). Interview by
Intra.Net Reloaded, Berlin, Germany, 27-28 April 2017 VIDEO
Les communautés apprenantes dans les grandes organisations (Video); table ronde 1, L'apport des communautés à la stratégie . Conférence de l'association (PDF) CoP-1, Paris, France, 24 November 2016 VIDEO
L'entreprise à l'ère du digital - Nouvelles pratiques collaboratives (New collaborative practices in the digital enterprise). The Schneider Electric enterprise community management program 'Communities@Work' and internal wikipedia 'iSEE' are highlighted as role models. November 2016. Extracts of the book (PDF).
La transformation digitale des entreprises (Digital transformation of the enterprises). The Schneider Electric Knowledge Management Office, 'Communities@Work', the enterprise community management program and 'Spice', the enterprise social network, are highlighted. October 2016. Extracts of the book (PDF).
La mode des réseaux sociaux d'entreprise (Enterprise Social Networks are trendy) (PDF). Article published in on 30 August 2016. L'Expansion
The Well-Being Yoga Lab I am organizing in Schneider Electric, Paris (France) (Video). Video broadcasted in TV program "L'heure H" on
BFM Business, 24 August 2016 VIDEO
L'intelligence a-t-elle encore sa place en entreprise ?, at
, Paris, France, 11 février 2016 La Maison du Management
employee engagement and business value through global communities (PDF), at , Dubai, UAE, 19 November 2015 APQC MENA KM Conference
to foster expertise sharing and break silos (Les communautés pour décloisonner et partager les expertises) (PDF),
table ronde / round table at , Paris, 7 October 2015 Congrès HR
Measure the Business Value of Communities of Practice (PDF),
at , KEDGE Business School Toulon, France, 11-12 June 2015. 1er SYMPOSIUM du Knowledge Communities Observatory
Communities of Practice and Busines Value (PDF),
at , Strasbourg, France, 2 April 2015. Ecole de Management Video recording of the event.
From the Knowledge Sharing towards the Digital Transformation (PDF),
at , Paris, France, 5 February 2015 Enterprise 2.0
Collaborative efficiency (Efficacité collaborative) (PDF),
at , Paris, France, 4 February 2015 Évènement 01 Business Forum
Schneider-Electric, its communities, its social network (Schneider Electric, ses communautés, son réseau social d'entreprise) (Video). Interview in TV program "Good Morning Business" on
BFM Business, 19 January 2015 VIDEO
l’engagement des employés et la valeur de l’entreprise grâce aux communautés globales (Augmenting employee engagement and business value
through global communities) (PDF),
at , Paris, France, 8 December 2014 Colloque InnovENT-E– Communautés de pratiques
le learning à l’heure du digital, question de mindset ou de technologie? (Augmenting employee engagement and business value through
global communities) (PDF),
Paris, France, 4 December 2014. LTD Conference Video published (Video).
Quels dispositifs pour susciter de nouvelles formes d’attention et de coopération et pour favoriser l’acquisition de nouvelles compétences ?
(Augmenting employee engagement and business value through global communities) (PDF),
participant at the
workshop ANVIE , Paris, France, 3 December 2014 Quelles nouvelles pratiques
encourager et quelles formes d’organisation du travail adopter pour une meilleure efficacité ?
collective et performance. Les communautés de pratiques chez Schneider Electric (Collective Intelligence and Performance. Communities of
Practice at Schneider Electric) (PDF), at , Paris, France, 2 December 2014. Université Ouverte des Compétences Conference (UODC) Video recording of the event. (Video)
Global Business Value via Knowledge Collaboration (PDF), at ,
Washington, DC, USA, 7 November 2014 KMWorld Conference
Electric tord le cou à quelques idées reçues sur le 2.0 (Schneider Electric debunks some misconceptions about 2.0). Article
published in on 25
June 2014. BFM TV
KM, Competitive Intelligence, Collaboration 2.0 (KM, intelligence
compétitive, collaboration 2.0) (PDF), at , Paris, France, 11 June 2014 I-Expo workshop
Les communautés renforcent l'entreprise (PDF).
Article published in
on 5 June 2014. L'Usine Nouvelle
Social media: What’s trending? Article published in the on May 2014. Schneider-Electric Sustainability Report 2013-2014
employee engagement and business value through global communities
(PDF), at , Houston, Tx, USA, 10 April 2014 APQC KM Conference
An Active, Viable, Collaborative on-Line Community (PDF). White paper published on
on 19 March 2014. Schneider-Electric Web Site
Hooking a Program of Enterprise Communities Management to a Social Network Platform - One Year Later (Greffer un programme de communautés métiers
au réseau social d'entreprise - Un an après) (PDF), at ,
Paris, 5 December 2013 Congrès LTD
Electric finalist at KM Reality Awards at the 2013 KMWorld Conference 2013. Schneider Electric was finalist of the 2013 KMWorld
Reality Award, thanks to both its enterprise community management
program and its social collaboration platform. on 29 October 2013. KM World
Electric Plugs its Employees on its Enterprise Social Network (Schneider Electric branche ses salariés sur son réseau social).
Article published in the magazine on 17 October 2013. 01 Business
a Program of Enterprise Communities Management to a Social Network Platform (Greffer un programme de communautés métiers au réseau social
at , Paris, 8 October 2013 Congrès HR
to Avoid Chaos 2.0? (Comment éviter le chaos 2.0 ?) (Video). Roundable in the TV program on BFM TV, 14 September 2013. 01 Business VIDEO
Enterprise Social Network, Enabler of Growth (Le RSE comme levier de croissance). Article and video interview published in the
magazine on September 2013. INfluencia
to get Support and Sponsorship for Social Collaboration and Make it Fly
(PDF), at , Frankfurt, 12-13 June 2013 World Class Social-enabled Enterprise 2013
of Practice, first enabler of Schneider Electric's Enterprise Social Network (PDF).
Article published in on 25 April 2013. Collaboratif-Info
the Community Management Program to the Enterprise Social Network to
Organize Collaboration around Business Objects (PDF), at of BECOMM, Paris, April
2013. Presidency of Day 1. Article published in Les Carrefours Logistiques Collaboratif-Info
Communities Foster Knowledge Sharing? (PDF), at ,
Paris, 20-21 March 2013. Articles published in Enterprise 2.0 Summit ,
Collaboratif-Info , Petit Web et CIO Online L'Atelier KM methods and practices - Communities and Collective Intelligence
Article published in 2012/2 Vol. 49, Page 51. Documentaliste - Sciences de
Enterprise Social Networks, what is the Role of the Training Function in the
Construction of Learning Networks? (PDF),
at , Paris, 19 June 2012 Congrès LTD Speaker at the webcast
Challenges and Solutions: Engaging and Empowering Employees in the New
Workplace" by , 16 May 2012 Corporate
Communities for our Collective Intelligence (PDF),
participant at the
workshop ANVIE Supporting
managers to promote networking, Paris, 9 May 2012
How can Communities of Practice help transform the Business and the
at , Paris, 4 April 2012 Congrès HR Moderator of the roundtable
the organizational change in an Enterprise 2.0" at , 30 March 2012 Competitive
Intelligence and Knowledge Management Speaker at the round table
Tribune des Métiers de l'Infodoc" at , Paris, 24 March 2011 Documation 2011
vidéos en ligne pour le knowledge management (PDF), Documentaliste
- Sciences de l'information, 2010, vol 47, n°4 Value of video as a way to accelerate user change management, two examples:
Optimize Your Team Meetings (Video) and Effective Document Review (Video) Enterprise 2.0. Participation to a round table at the
, Paris, June 2009 iExpo - KM Forum 2.0
2.0 tools and social networks (PDF),
de BECOMM, Paris, March 2009 Les
Coll@borate: Increasing Productivity Through Technology (PDF), SPE R&D
Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, March 2009.
of practices, tools 2.0, social networks: how to optimize and regulate their use (PDF),
participant at the
workshop ANVIE Towards
Enterprise 2.0, Paris, November 2008,
management of communities of practice (PDF), participated to a round
table at the iExpo
- KM Forum 2.0, Paris, June 2008. Notes.
"Deployment of a Collaborative Working Environnement" (PDF),
a joint Accenture and Microsoft event,
Paris, May 2008
Apprivoiser MoReq - Pour archiver et conserver l’information, participation to the French working group on best practices to implement the Model Requirements for the Management of Electronic Records, January 2005 - October 2007.
The new tools are coming, Archimag, June 2007 "Schlumberger Hub and Blogs", Presentation to the Schlumberger Legal Community, Paris, January 2007,
How to Save Money
Through Compliance and Records Management? (PDF), Atos-Origin and Filenet
Workshop, Paris, November 2006,
"Good governance helps enterprise content management systems: example of the redesign of
The Hub", Schlumberger internal Eureka Information Management CoP workshop, Houston, November 2005, Schlumberger internal
Eureka Information Management CoP workshop, Houston, November 2005 "Designing good records management practices: the concept phase of the CRONOS project", Schlumberger internal Eureka
Information Management CoP workshop, Houston, November 2005
Strategy and Governance
of Content Management and Collaborative Systems (PDF), , Paris, March 2005 Documation 2005
Operational Aspect of KM at Schlumberger (PDF), with Hervé Gibert
(Principal Business Consultant, SchlumbergerSema), , Paris, October 2003 KM Forum
Management and Business in a Multinational Corporation (PDF), , Paris, June 2003 Rencontres
CXP (Giga Group)
Management and Business in a Multinational Corporation (PDF), Les Carrefours
Logistiques de BECOMM, Paris, February 2003
Management and Know-How Sharing: The Métier Repository (PDF), with Jérome Clauzure
(Consultant SchlumbergerSema), , Paris, September 2002 KM Forum
Management and Business in a Multinational Corporation (PDF), Les Carrefours
Logistiques de BECOMM, Paris, June 2002
How to Produce and Enhance the Value of Operational Information in a
Multinational Corporation (PDF), , Paris, June 2002 IDT/Net
The Challenge of
Updating a Structured Technical Documentation in XML (PDF), ,
Paris, March 2002 Documation
Sharing of Know-How, Interview in e+ l'Usine Nouvelle, December 2001
Deployment of an XML
Documentation and Training Project Across a Multinational Corporation
(PDF), , Florida, December 2001 XML USA
Schlumberger, the role of the information and documentation
professionals (PDF), ,
Paris, October 2001 ANVIE
Technology Based Training
and Documentation - Different and Yet Similar (PDF), , Paris, September 2001 KM
Data: relational databases are resisting, Décision Micro, 18 June 2001
Networking for Technical
Excellence and Business Success (PDF),
(Association des Professionnels de l'Information et de la Documentation), Paris, January 2001 ADBS
Technical Excellence and Business Success (PDF),
(Association Nationale pour la Valorisation Interdisciplinaire de la recherche en sciences de l'homme et de la société auprès des Entreprises), Paris, October 2000 ANVIE
Publication and Distribution of
XML-Based On-Line Training (PDF),
Documation 2000, Paris, March 2000.
de documentation utilisateur basée sur XML (PDF), Magazine de l'AA-ESIEE,
No 256, juillet-aout 99
Single Source Publishing
with XML (PDF),
, London, UK, June 1999. On-Line
Help Conference 99 A Truly European Case Study
XML and EDI (PDF), , Houston, TX, USA, March 1999 Petroleum
Industry Data Exchange 99
Production of End User
Documentation from a Unique Source in SGML/XML Format (PDF), ,Paris, France, November 1998 Forum
What are the Fundations, Services, Functionalities, and Limitations of
Intranets ?, EuroForum 97, Paris, France, September 1997
Access to Information
Repositories through an Intranet in a French Multinational, IDT 97, Paris June 1997 Creation of Normative Documents in a Big French Company - Case Study,
IRDAC, Paris, May 1997
Access to Document Management
Databases on an Intranet, Documation 97, Paris, February 1997.